Ken Wachtel and his wife Leslie moved to Mill Valley in 1984 and have raised their four children here. During this time Ken has been involved in many community efforts including the following: Member of the Mill Valley Planning Commission (six years, Chair for one year); Twice selected to be a member of the Mill Valley Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee; Member of the Mill Valley Affordable Housing Committee; Fundraiser for the Mill Valley Community Center, Tam High Foundation and Kiddo! Task force member on Mill Valley School District Class Size Reduction Task Force; Old Mill Elementary School Site Council (two years. president for one year); Old Mill Elementary School PTA (Committee Chair); Tamalpais Preschool Board of Trustees (President); Mill Valley Soccer Club (President four years, Board Member 12 years); Mill Valley Little League board member (4 years); and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Certified. Ken was elected to the Mill Valley City Council in November 2007 and was elected by the council to a one year term as mayor in December 2010. While on the council, he has spearheaded community involvement issues such as webcasting and the “Councilmember in the Plaza Project.” He is currently chair of the Richardson Bay Regional Agency, member of the Community Development Block Grant Committee and City Council liaison to the Mill Valley School District. In 2010, Ken moved his legal practice to Mill Valley where he handles general and complex civil litigation matters and specializes in the areas of banking/financial institution, employment, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, land use and real estate law. Ken is a 1973 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (with honors) and a 1976 graduate from the University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law.
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